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Doctoral Program in Human Sexuality at Porto University in Portugal

Doctoral Program in Human Sexuality at Porto University in Portugal

The Doctoral Program in Human Sexuality (DPHS) at
Porto University https://www.fpce.up.pt/pdsh/en/about.
html aims to promote advanced knowledge and the
development of excellent research in a relevant area,
central to the well-being and biopsychosocial health.
The DPHS is one of the first PhD programs of this
kind in the European space and one of the few internationally.
Promotes high quality advanced training
while establishing international strategic partnerships,
with the final goal of establishing an international
research centre in the area of sexuality at the
University of Porto and in Portugal.
The PhD is multidisciplinary in nature and has five
thematic areas: sexual education, gender, sexual medicine,
sexual and reproductive health and clinical
sexology.
The PhD is a 3-year program: the 1st year covers a
number of thematic areas in the five main areas, the
2nd and 3rd year are devoted to the development of a
doctoral dissertation (promoting the dissemination of
the studies through its presentation at scientific
meetings and publication in international peerreviewed
journals).
The Doctoral Program can also count on a laboratorial
resource: the SexLab (https://www.fpce.up.pt/sexlab/
eng/home.html).
Lastly, this Doctoral Programme aims to establish
institutional partnerships at the level of teaching and
research (as well as mobility of faculty and students)
with some of the most reputable international universities
in the subject of human sexuality, benefiting
from a network of existing collaborations with some of
the most recognized international researchers in the
domain of sexuality (this network includes universities
and other scientific and professional organisations in
Europe and in the American Continent, such as the
World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) (http://
www.worldsexology.org/).
Keywords: Doctoral Programs, Human Sexuality, Sex
Research
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